Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Peace

Sunnyvale Voices for Peace had an enthusiastic monthly meeting on the street corner this past Friday from 6 to 7 pm. Many of us came in Halloween costumes and we had a new family show up and another newcomer promise to come next month.

November will hopefully be a celebration rally for a new more peaceful President that the rest of the world respects (Obama). December will be our annual Santa Hat peace rally.

Here are some pics from yesterday's costume peace rally.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Sept 11, 2001 was a sad day. On that day many regular citizens were killed in four coordinated terrorist attacks.

To prevent such future tragedies, we need Unity.

From the 9-11 Commission Final Report:
"We call on the American people to remember how we all felt on 9/11, to remember not only the unspeakable horror but how we came together as a nation—one nation. Unity of purpose and unity of effort are the way we will defeat this enemy and make America safer for our children and grandchildren."

Lincoln said "United we stand, divided we fall." At that time he spoke of just one nation.

Today unity just in our nation is not enough. We as a world must follow this same mantra if we, humankind, are to ultimately survive.

I highly recommend that every US Citizen read and re-read the full 9-11 report. It has many lessons for all of us. It can be found at:

Tim Oey

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Girl Effect

A number of organizations have concluded that girls are the key to solving World Peace and World Hunger. They are right.

To learn more, go to, watch the video, and read. For even more background, read the book Three Cups of Tea.

It's that simple.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Recap from Aug 15 Rally

We had a great turn out today -- around 17 people total. In particular, a group of young and enthusiastic high schoolers from the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church joined us for our Peace Rally today!

Check out these pictures!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Joey Cheek, an Olympic Role Model

It's too bad that China turned away Joey Cheek. Joey is a great role model of how to wage peace. For more please read:

It is my hope that some day all countries will honor freedom of speech, and all peoples will use that freedom wisely.

If you would like to help wage peace locally in Sunnyvale, California, please join us! See for details.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

For families of soldiers at war, endless worry

Hi all,

If you have not already, I encourage you to read "For families of soldiers at war, endless worry" in the Sunday 1/6/2008 SJ Mercury News.

You can also read it online at

Here is the letter I sent to regarding the editorial and the other letters so far:

I am outraged when others tell me that I can only support our troops if I support the war. That is FALSE. It's falsity is proven many ways. The outpouring of letters from people supporting the troops but not the war proves it. Almost all taxpaying Americans support the troops but a large majority of them are against the war (as shown in numerous polls). I personally support our troops (through taxes and donations) but do not support the war. I salute Stephen Wright's son for doing his patriotic duty while at the same time I work to end this stupid war.

The waste of lives and resources due to the Iraq war is atrocious. 9/11 resulted in 2,752 people dead. The Iraq war has killed nearly 4,000 American troops, wounded 40,000 American troops, killed over 400,000 Iraqi civilians, and cost over 483 billion US dollars so far.

Furthermore, President Bush lied to fool the rest of us -- there were no weapons of mass destruction and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

Democracy is based on people choosing for themselves. Forcing democracy on others is so undemocratic and hypocritical it almost leaves me speechless. I want my country to be a noble role model for others, not a big bully.

Tim Oey
Sunnyvale, CA